Writers Directory

This unique, searchable database contains profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers, as well as writers from these regions whom we have worked with. Included in the profiles are biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, and information about awards.

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Stephen Jeffreys was born in London. His play, Like Dolls or Angels (1977), won the Sunday Times Pla...

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Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and brought up in London. He studied at the University of Su...

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Born in Dublin in 1930, Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (19...

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Cynan Jones was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works. His first novel was...

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Kathleen Jones has published poetry, feature articles and short fiction in a variety of magazines in...

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The poet Emma Jones was born in Sydney and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her ...

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Anthony Joseph c Edwige Hamben web

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, musician and lecturer. In 2004, he was chosen by Decibel and...

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Kapka Kassabova c Marti Friedlander

Kapka Kassabova was born and raised in Bulgaria in the 1970s and 1980s, and educated at the French C...

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Joanna Kavenna grew up in various parts of Britain, and has also lived in the USA, France, Germany, ...

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Jackie Kaye Website

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She w...

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Billy Kay web

Writer and broadcaster Billy Kay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1951 and read English Literature...

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Judith Kazantzis

Judith Kazantzis was born in 1940 and grew up in East Sussex. She studied history, and then lived fo...

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Charlotte Keatley was born in London on 5 January 1960. She studied drama at the University of Manch...

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James Kelman's early fiction includes the short-story collections An Old Pub Near the Angel (1973) a...

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Luke Kennard was born in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1981 and grew up in Luton. He is a poet and writer ...

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Mimi Khalvati was born in Tehran, Iran, on 28 April 1944. She grew up on the Isle of Wight and was e...

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Stephen Knight was born in Swansea in 1960. He read English at Jesus College, Oxford, after which he...

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Zaffar Kunial web

Zaffar Kunial is a British poet born in Birmingham, who currently lives in Shipley, Yorkshire. His m...

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Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, Jamaica. He moved to London in 1963 to be with h...

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Elizabeth Laird C Angus McDowall web

Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents, but grew up in London. Before studying ...

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